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Asian Games torch arrives in Indonesia from India

Jakarta, July 17 (IANS) The Asian Games torch arrived in Indonesia's Yogyakarta airport on Tuesday after being flown by Indonesian Air Force Boeing 737 400 plane from India, the first Asian nation to host the Asiad in 1951. The Asiad flame would stay in Yogyakarta until Wednesday where it would be merged with flame of fire from Indonesia's eternal flame source of Mrapen, Purwodadi Centra...

2 days ago
As farmers agitate, Mumbai, other cities stare at milk crisis

Mumbai, July 16 (IANS) Thousands of milk farmers across Maharashtra launched an agitation for their various demands early on Monday, hitting supply of fresh milk across big and small cities in the state. Scores of milk tankers bound for major cities including Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Nashik and others were blocked in different parts of the state, raising the spectre of milk shortage.

2 days ago
Maharashtra milk farmers protest

Mumbai, July 16 (IANS) Thousands of milk farmers launched an agitation early on Monday, hitting supply of fresh milk across big cities in Maharashtra, in support of various demands. Scores of milk tankers bound for major cities including Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Nashik and others were blocked in different parts of the state, raising the spectre of milk shortage. The farmers' groups,...

3 days ago
Asian Games torch relay starts from capital

New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) The torch relay for the 2018 Asian Games commenced at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here on Sunday with 31 athletes, including Indonesian badminton legend Susi Susanti, bearing the torch . The 2018 edition of the quadrennial event will be held from August 18 to September 2 in the cities of Jakarta and Palembang in Indonesia. The torch relay was...

6 days ago
Manipur University VC gets extortion notice

Imphal, July 12 (IANS) Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said on Thursday that A.P. Pandey, the Vice Chancellor of Manipur University, has got a notice from an underground outfit to cough up Rs 3 crore. Biren Singh said that this had added to the problems to the ongoing agitation since the Vice Chancellor had lodged complaints with the Centre saying that the ouster campaign against h...

6 days ago
2020 Tokyo Olympics Torch Relay to depart from Fukushima

Tokyo, July 12 (IANS) The Olympic Torch Relay for the Tokyo 2020 Games will start from Fukushima, one of the areas hardest hit by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, a spokesperson of the Olympic organizing committee said on Thursday. Under the motto Hope Lights Our Way, the Olympic flame relay will depart from Fukushima and travel through the 47 prefectures of the Japanese archipelago for ...

12 days ago
Heavy rains inundate Nagpur, legislature in darkness

Nagpur, July 6 (IANS) Following a torrential downpour on Friday, the state's second capital was virtually inundated and the Maharashtra Legislature, which was in session, was plunged into darkness, forcing an adjournment till Monday. Power was cut off to the legislature building as a precautionary measure after the transformer room was inundated in water, and most parts of the city also ...

14 days ago
Five things we learned from World Cup pre-quarters

Moscow, July 4 (IANS) The Round-of -16 in the 2018 FIFA World Cup finished on Tuesday night and with two days without football before the first of the quarterfinals, here are a few things the past four frantic and entertaining days have taught us, says Xinhua news agency. 1.Passing isn't everything Spain went out after losing a penalty shootout to hosts Russia after 120 minutes i...

15 days ago
Smart handsets from iVVO within Rs 669 for rural India

New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) Targeting rural India, smart feature phone brand iVVO which is a subsidiary of new entrant BRITZO, on Tuesday unveiled Eco Series handsets ranging from Rs 569 to Rs 669. The product lineup of the Eco Series include models like iVVO IV1801, iVVO IV1805s and iVVO Eco Beatz. We are confident that the 'Eco Series' will further emerge as a crucial milestone fo...

15 days ago
M-Tech launches 2 feature phones

New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) Domestic handset-maker M-tech Mobile on Tuesday introduced two new feature phones called Raga and V10 for Rs 1,250 and Rs 1,199 respectively. Both dual-SIM devices come with a 2.4-inch Quarter Quarter Video Graphics (QQVGA) display, FM radio, MP3 player, video player, Bluetooth connectivity, audio and video recording, auto call recording, mobile tracker and a to...

20 days ago
Mob torches truck carrying cattle to Kashmir

Jammu, June 28 (IANS) A mob torched a truck carrying cattle to the Kashmir Valley in Ramban district of Jammu region, police said on Thursday. The driver of the truck escaped while the mob set free the cattle and torched the truck late on Wednesday. We have registered an FIR and investigations are on, a police officer said. Reports from the area said the truck was carrying milch ...

20 days ago
Dalit shot dead over dance at wedding in Bihar

Patna, June 28 (IANS) A Dalit youth was shot dead in a Bihar village during a clash over dancing at a wedding, following which half a dozen vehicles were damaged by protesting villagers, police said on Thursday. Naveen Manjhi, a member of the Musahar community that is one of the most marginalised among the Dalits, was fatally shot in Abhi Chapra village in Sariya police station area on W...

23 days ago
Get garden torches, bird baths to beautify outdoor space

New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Get garden torches, stools and bird baths for your outdoor space where you can spend some leisure time, say experts. Vaibhav Jain, CEO, Deco Window, shares how: * Garden torches are the in thing. Thinking of having the perfect barbecue night or a karaoke stage in the lawn? This is one decor item which is sure to light up your evening. Garden torches als...

26 days ago
UN envoy demands accountability over Rohingya crisis

Naypyidaw, June 22 (IANS) Myanmar should bring to justice the perpetrators of the Rohingya crisis that led to the exodus of hundreds of thousands of members of the Muslim minority community to Bangladesh since August 2017, a top UN envoy said. In a statement late Thursday, Christine Schraner Burgener, the UN Special Envoy for Myanmar, insisted accountability would lead to genuine reconci...

28 days ago
Crisis of confidence in banking system provides an opportunity to unleash reforms

India's banking sector has been hogging the headlines for all the wrong reasons. It started with the mounting problem of non-performing assets (NPAs) across banks; then came a revelation of systemic fraud in the second-largest state-owned bank; and most recently, topping it all off are damning allegations of irregularities against the head of one of the largest private-sector banks. All ...

1 month ago
Indonesian woman swallowed by giant python

Jakarta, June 16 (IANS) An Indonesian woman was found dead in the belly of an eight-metre python after the bloated snake was captured and killed near the place where she went missing while inspecting her corn plantation, police said on Saturday. The body of 54-year-old Wa Tiba was found on Friday when the locals killed the swollen snake and dissected its stomach on the island of Muna, of...

1 month ago
Lend rustic touch to home with wooden frames, classic rugs

New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) Make your home look more artistic and rustic with old-looking wooden doors and window frames or bring in some copper, bronze metal objects and throw in some rugs, suggest experts. Vaibhav Jain, CEO, Deco Window, and Piyush Bhandari, Co-founder at Jumpinggoose, have ideas for giving a makeover to your abode: * Wood: The wooden pieces of art are back in st...

1 month ago
Hesson stepping down as New Zealand coach

Wellington, June 7 (IANS) Less than a year to the 2019 ICC World Cup, New Zealand coach Mike Hesson on Thursday announced his decision to step down from his post, effective from July 31. Hesson, who steered the Kiwis to new heights in all three formats, said he wanted to take a break from the rigours of international cricket and spend more time with his wife and children. This jo...

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Myanmar, UNHCR, UNDP sign MoU for safe return of Rohingyas

Geneva, June 6 (IANS) The UN High Commissioner for Refugees and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) signed on Wednesday an agreement with Myanmar to ensure the safe repatriation of Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh. The UNHCR said in a statement that the MoU, signed in Naypyidaw, the capital of Myanmar, will create conditions favourable to the voluntary, safe, dignified and sustainable r...

1 month ago
Situation tense in Shillong, curfew from 4 p.m.

Shillong, June 4 (IANS) The authorities on Monday extended curfew in the Meghalaya capital as violence continued in tension-hit areas the previous night with mobs indulging in stone-pelting on security forces for the last four days. Curfew has been imposed from 4 p.m. on Monday to 5 a.m. Tuesday in Shillong as there is likelihood that breach of peace may spread to other parts of the city...

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